RV production increases as families hit the road
Australian RV production statistics for January and February released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia show a 16 per cent increase year on year.
These new figures for 2015 are on the back of yearly production in 2014 that was the second-highest in two decades and the Caravan Industry Association of Australia estimates that we are up for another record year of production.
"Our research shows that more and more, families are turning to caravanning and camping for leisure in Australia," said Caravan Industry Association of Australia CEO Stuart Lamont.
"The largest domestic user group in the sector is 30-54 year olds, making up 50 per cent of the market (followed by 55-70 year olds who make up 25 per cent), and an independent KPMG Research Report into caravanning and camping demographics completed in July 2013 found the family demographic was the one most likely to grow into the future."
Over the Easter long weekend, parks across Australia were packed with families getting together – rain, hail or shine.
"As more and more Australians hit the roads around Australia in search of that great Aussie holiday, local RV production will increase to supply demand. This is great news both for Australian manufacturing, and for the industry," said Lamont.
"We love knowing that caravanning and camping provides a very special experience to Australian families of all shapes and sizes, and is continuing to reach more and more Australians every season."